Statistics 200
Statistical Methods
**Time**: M-W, 5:30-6:45 for Lectures, Sections 9-14
Recitations, all on Thursdays
Section 9 5:30 C311 Wells
Section 10 5:30 C209 Wells
Section 11 4:10 C112 Wells
Section 12 5:30 C207 Wells
Section 13 4:10 C200 Wells
Section 14 6:40 C109 Wells
**Place**: Lectures in B104 Wells Hall
**Instructor**: James Stapleton
A429 Wells Hall, 355-9678
e-mail: Stapleton@stt.msu.edu
**Office Hours**: 1:00 - 2:00 M-W-F, 10:00 - 12:00 T - Th
**Text**: David S. Moore, “The Basic Practice of Statistics”
**Prerequisite**: Mathematics 103, or equivalent
From the university catalog description: “Data analysis, probability models, random variables, estimation, tests of hypotheses, confidence intervals, and simple linear regression.”
The course may be roughly divided into three parts: 1) Descriptive statistics, 2) Probability, and 3) Statistical Inference. Descriptive statistics will be concerned with descriptive statistics and descriptive graphs, designed to summarize collections of data in useful ways. Probability is concerned with the analysis of random phenomena, with applications to lotteries, genetics, business decisions, reliability, standardized testing, measurement errors, sample surveys, and many other fields. Statistical inference is concerned with methods by which random samples from populations may be used to make statements about those populations.
**Exams and Quizzes**:
Fifty-minute midterm exams will be given during the lecture meetings on the following dates:
Wednesday, September 27
Monday, October 30
Wednesday, November 29
Approximately six 15-minutes quizzes will be given in recitations on dates to be announced in lectures and at a web-site to be announced. There also will be two or three problem sets due in recitations at times to be announced. The final exam, based on all the material discussed, will be given in the lecture room on Monday, December 11, 8:00-10:00 **pm**.
**Grading**: Grades will based on the total number of points accumulated as follows:
Midterm exams 300 (100 for each of three)
Quizzes 150 (Approx. 25 each for six quizzes)
Problem Sets 75 (Approximately. 25 or 30 for two or three)
__Final Exam 200__
Total 725
**Important Dates**:
Thursday, September 21 ---- Last day to drop with any refund
Tuesday, October 17 ---- Last date to drop
Monday, December 11 ---- Final Exam (8:00 pm)
**Disclaimer**: The instructor reserves the right to make any changes he considers academically advisable. |